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September 13, 2017

Setting the Edge, Episode 45: Setting the Hedge Week 2 (Jets Teaser Week)

This week’s episode (We got Charles’ microphone to work!) Our Picks Thursday Night Football Houston @ Cincinnati: Justis-Houston +12.5 (six-point teaser with NYJ +20), Charles-STAY AWAY Early Slate Minnesota @ Pittsburgh: Justis-Pittsburgh PK (+13 six-point teaser with NYJ +20), Charles-Pittsburgh -3 […]
September 13, 2017

The Update: Week 1

The Update is a series of adjusted statistics used to measure the efficiency of NFL teams relative to the average team. Positive numbers will always mean a good thing for a given team, offensively or defensively, while negative numbers will always […]
September 12, 2017

Week 1 QB Spotlight: Reviewing Every Pass Play in DeShone Kizer’s Debut

The Browns have never had a viable QB in my lifetime, and the state of their franchise has always looked rather grim for the majority of it as well. However, in this new regime with Sashi Brown and his analytical […]
September 10, 2017

Overpaying Mediocre Quarterbacks: Are There Alternatives? An Analytical Dive into Quarterback Performance Value

David Kang We’ve heard it ad nauseum to this point. “In today’s NFL, the QB is paramount to team success, and you’re not going to get anywhere without a good QB.” With new rules that make passing easier than ever […]
September 7, 2017

The Update: The Explanatory

The Update is a series of adjusted statistics used to measure the efficiency of NFL teams relative to the average team. Positive numbers will always mean a good thing for a given team, offensively or defensively, while negative numbers will always […]
September 6, 2017

Setting the Edge: Episode 42, Setting the Hedge Week 1

This week’s episode (We promise to get Charles’ audio working next week. His microphone is shy and doesn’t want to speak up. Our Picks Thursday Night Football Kansas City @ New England: Justis-Kansas City +9, Charles-New England -8 Early Slate New […]
August 30, 2017

Matthew Stafford, Joe Flacco and the Quarterback Contract Narrative

On Tuesday, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford signed a five-year, $135 million extension. That contract makes him the highest-paid player in NFL history with an average salary of $27 million per year. Many questioned the move on the Lions’ end, […]
August 19, 2017

How the NFL’s Top Running Backs Perform Beyond the Line of Scrimmage

In 2015 and 2016, 9.96% of NFL run plays were stopped in the backfield. For the most part, these tackles for a loss were due to poor offensive line play. If you asked Average Joe the best number to rank […]